Ptuj castle

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The castle slope was settled already in the 5th millennium BC. Inhabitants of antique Poetovio had a fortress and temples raised, while in the early Middle Ages the Slavs used the slope as a burial ground for their dead. The medieval stronghold was built in the 11th century when the castle and town were owned by the archdiocese of Salzburg. Archbishops leased the castle to the Lords of Ptuj who, during 300 years of their tenure, founded the Dominican and Minorite monasteries, and built a pilgrims’ church on Ptujska Gora. The tombstone of the last Lord of Ptuj, Friedrich IX, is built in the castle wall on the ground floor.
Between 1656 and 1802, counts Leslie lived in the castle. The last owners, counts Herberstein, had it in their possession from 1873 to 1945 when it was nationalised, and together with its rich equipment and furniture annexed to the Ptuj museum. Nowadays the castle of Ptuj hosts the most visited and representative collections of the Regional Museum Ptuj-Ormož: weapons, musical instruments, traditional carnival masks, feudal dwelling culture, glass paintings and castle gallery.
Permanent collections

The Collection of Arms

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Medieval and Early Modern Period Art 1200 – 1550

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The Collection of Glass Paintings

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The Castle Gallery

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Ptuj Castle Throughout the Centuries

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Collection of Traditional Carnival Masks

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The Collection of Musical Instruments

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Exhibition of Feudal Dwelling Culture

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Temporary exhibitions
Osrčje Petovione
Famous objects

VELIKA NEDELJA GROUP

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TURQUERIES

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Tibia

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Opening hours

Winter opening hours, October 16. – April 14.

MONDAY

Closed

TUESDAY – SUNDAY

10.00 – 16.00

December 24 and 31, Shrove Tuesday

10.00 – 13.00

The museum in Ptuj Castle is closed on Mondays and on January 1, November 1, December 25 and Easter.

LOWER CASTLE COURTYARD

From 16 October to 14 April, open every day until 7 p.m.


Summer opening hours, April 15 – October 15.

MONDAY

Closed

TUESDAY – SUNDAY

10.00 – 18.00

LOWER CASTLE COURTYARD

From 15 April to 30 June: open every day until 8 p.m.

July and August: open every day until 9 p.m.

1 September and until October 15: open every day until 8 p.m.

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Entrance fee

Collections in Ptuj Castle

ADULTS

10,00 €


PENSIONERS

9,00 €


YOUTH primary school students, high school students, students; individuals or groups

5,00 €


Preschool children

gratis


School groups

3,00 € / student


FAMILY

20,00 €



GUIDED TOUR ADULTS*

up to and including 15 people 45,00 €
more than 15 people 3,00 € / person


GUIDED TOUR STUDENTS*

up to and including 15 people 30,00 €
more than 15 people 2,00 € / person


GUIDED TOUR school groups

0,50 € / student


*Price of guided tour in Slovenian, English or German language. We receive visit announcements by phone at least three days before the desired appointment.

Ptuj Castle, one collection

ADULTS, PENSIONERS, individuals or groups

3,00 € / person


YOUTH primary school students, high school students, students

2,00 €


Preschool children

gratis


School groups

1,00 € / student


GUIDED TOUR ADULTS*

up to and including 15 persons 45,00 €
more than 15 persons 3,00 €


GUIDED TOUR STUDENTS*

up to and including 15 persons 30,00 €
more than 15 persons 2,00 €


GUIDED TOUR School groups

0,50 € / student


*Price of guided tour in Slovenian, English or German language. We receive visit announcements by phone at least three days before the desired appointment.

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PTUJ CASTLE

Na gradu 1
2250 Ptuj
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